Welcome back to another enlightening episode of “By His Grace.” In today’s episode, we have the privilege of diving into the incredible journey of Tyler Childs, the founder of Parable International. Tyler’s story is one of faith, surrender, and the power of embracing God’s calling. From working in video production to stepping onto the mission field, Tyler’s life took an unexpected turn that would forever reshape his perspective.
Join us as we explore how Tyler’s obedience led him to launch a non-profit organization dedicated to equipping ministries to pursue creative excellence. Tyler’s authenticity and vulnerability will inspire you to embrace your own God-given dreams and trust in His plan, no matter how unconventional it may seem. Get ready to be motivated to wake up to the greatness within you as we dive into Tyler Childs’ incredible journey on this episode of “By His Grace.”.
Tyler’s journey in video production took an unexpected turn when the pandemic forced him and his family to reevaluate their priorities. What began as a sabbatical and a leap of faith led them to launch the non-profit organization, Parable International, which aims to bring creative excellence to Christian content. Parable International is a ministry dedicated to training creatives to pursue excellence in entertainment. Through media, education, filmmaking, and most recently, literature, we strive to help dreamers achieve their creative callings in life.
Tyler’s story is a testament to God’s guidance and provision as he and his family embarked on a life-changing adventure. From selling their house and embracing a simpler life in a 36-foot RV to navigating the challenges of living on the road with three young children, Tyler shares how surrendering to God’s plan opened doors and brought unexpected opportunities. This journey also led him to write a book, not just for creatives, but for everyone, reminding us that we are all born to be creative.
Prayer & Creativity
We also explore the correlation between prayer and creativity, as Tyler discovered the power of inviting the Holy Spirit into the creative process. The results were astounding as churches and ministries experienced positive shifts in their culture and witnessed the Holy Spirit’s inspiration reflected in their artistic endeavors. Awaken O Dreamer:Your Creativity Awaits
In this episode, Tyler encourages dreamers to wake up and embrace their potential for greatness in various fields, whether it be accounting, engineering, film, or ministry. He emphasizes that everyone has the capacity for imagination and creativity and that God has uniquely called each of us to invite him into our creative pursuits.
As we reflect on Tyler’s story, remember that surrender and trust in God’s plan are vital as we navigate challenges in our lives. Just as Tyler stepped out in faith despite not fully understanding the path ahead, may we also find the courage to follow God’s instructions even when they don’t align with our own understanding.
Lastly, we want to express our appreciation to God for the unique gifts and callings placed in every heart. We pray for a fresh wind of creativity, correction of lies that hinder our progress, and the filling of any voids with wisdom and direction from the Holy Spirit. May we all courageously walk in our callings and awaken the dreamers around us.
About Tyler Childs
TYLER W. CHILDS is a filmmaking missionary, passionate about storytelling and equipping the next generation to pursue creative excellence. His projects have taken him to over 15 countries and include both feature films and television shows with networks such as National Geographic.
His new book, Awaken O Dreamer, calls upon creatives to awaken the dreams that may have slipped into slumber. Explore what it means to partner with the Lord in the creative process and practice submitting ideas to Him. Learn how to place your identity in Christ instead of your art. Focus on telling good stories that glorify God and pursue a new level of creativity.
Surrendering to God’s Plan: Tyler and their family took a leap of faith by embarking on a 6-month sabbatical to serve with YWAM in East Texas. They learned the value of surrendering control and trusting in God’s guidance.
Pursuing Creative Excellence: Recognizing the need for entertainment training in ministry, Tyler founded Parable International, a non-profit organization that equips ministries to pursue creative excellence. From workshops to a pioneering film school, they bring excellence to Christian content.
Awakening the Dreamer Within: Tyler urges dreamers to wake up and realize their potential for greatness. They believe that everyone is born to be creative and encourage listeners to invite God into their work and find fresh solutions in all aspects of life.
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